Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Mar 2013 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

In this case, IE lost its dominance not because of government interference, but because of actual competition, making the whole argument pointless.


IE was holding on to it's majority stake even despite major marketing campaigns by Firefox. And it took another dominant power in another related market to actually push IE down. Competition? May be. Free market competition - definitely not.

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